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African Lions

One Zoo Lion Video

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

There is no question that the lives of animals in modern zoos are on people's minds all across the world lately. Harambe the gorilla in the Cincinnati...

Walking With Lions and Canned Hunting in South Africa

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 03.31.2016 | Travel
Elizabeth Gordon

One of our clients just asked why we won't book them on a 'walking with lions' experience. We pride ourselves on offering amazing experiences and this would surely be one of them! But we simply cannot encourage this practice.

African Lion Listed Under the Endangered Species Act

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 12.28.2016 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

The species is estimated to have suffered serious population declines since 1980, when an estimated 75,800 lions roamed the African savannah. Now, experts believe there may be 20,000 or fewer. This is a species in true danger.

US Provides Endangered Species Act Protections for African Lions -- Seeks to Avoid Sequel to Cecil Killing

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.21.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

In a move sure to be jarring to the worldwide trophy hunting industry, and that could gut South Africa's canned hunting industry, the United States signaled that it will classify the African lion as threatened or endangered across its entire range in Africa.

Welcome "Threatened" Listing Would Help Protect African Lions From Trophy Hunting

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 12.28.2014 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

This decision is a victory for lions -- until now, the species have been the only great cat not protected under the Act.

Fish And Wildlife Service Proposes Listing African Lion As Threatened

Reuters | Posted 12.27.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON, Oct 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday proposed listing the African lion as threatened after a study showed the...

WATCH: Wild Lioness Rescue Is Absolutely Empowering

The Huffington Post | Brianna Elliott | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green

Warning: This video contains graphic images of a lion injured by a buffalo. Whether you love wild animals or just enjoy stories with happy endings...

Melissa Bachman's Sport Killing of a Lion Sends the Wrong Message

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

With as few as 32,000 lions remaining in the wild, the once ubiquitous animals are rapidly disappearing from the African landscape.

One More Lion Cub And Your Heart Might Explode

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.21.2013 | Good News

This video will take away all your Monday woes. If not, it will at least make you want to visit the Oregon Zoo in Portland to see these three 5-week-o...

Banding Together to Ban Trophy Hunting and Protect African Lion Livelihood

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 03.27.2013 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

Needless killing of endangered species for trophies is inherently unsustainable, economically short-sighted, ecologically unsound, and morally wrong. The sooner it ends for lions and other imperiled animals, the better.

Policymakers Hamper Progress for Animals

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

There are a lot of devoted animal advocates in Congress, and some very good bills moving forward. But there is also a lot of foolishness, selfishness, and greed in Congress and the snake and polar bear issues show off these characteristics in the worst possible ways.

Slowly But Surely, African Lions Roaming Closer to ESA Protection

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 02.02.2013 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

Recently, African lions took one step closer to receiving much-needed protections from trophy hunters still eager to kill them despite their dwindling numbers. Of even greater importance is the fact that this announcement opens the door for everyone who loves big cats to take action.

Creating a Legacy on Endangered Species Day

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 05.18.2012 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

Endangered Species Day provides an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the efforts that are currently underway to preserve our world's wildlife populations and discover how they can help.

WATCH: Brave Man Hugs Lions

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 03.25.2012 | Green

Befriending a pride of lions never looked so easy. While it's not certain if that brave man in the YouTube video is a park ranger or professional ...

Study Reveals Specific Time When Lions Attack Humans Most

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 09.24.2011 | Green

Forget about werewolves, humans might need to brace for a bigger problem when the moon is full: lion attacks. According to a study based out of the Un...

Why Do Lions Matter?

Will Travers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Will Travers

Unlike the lion, which waits for our omnipotent will to be known, we have a choice. To destroy or to protect, to squander or to save.

PHOTOS: A Lion Family Thanksgiving

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From BBC Earth's Arj Singh: It's all about family, friends and food at Thanksgiving, catching up with your loved ones over a delicious feast. But fo...